Tu dhoop hai, jham se bikhar
Tu hai nadi, o bekhabar
Beh chal kahin, ud chal kahin
Dil khush jahaan, teri to manzili hai vaheen
I almost always use grids to draw portraits. It helps me get the exact resemblance of the original face. Also, all the portraits that I have done so far have been black-n-white graphite pencil sketches.
Today, I did a free hand portrait using colored water soluble pencils. This was my first colored portrait, done totally free-hand. It does resemble the face it is supposed to resemble. The exactness is however missing. But, I like it because though it doesn’t look that real, it looks more raw and pure than anything I had ever done before. It has a totally different feel to it. Every time I look at it, I see spirit, energy, life, passion, love, truth, honesty, hope, light, God, blessing, hope, desire, the child in me.